WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

September 2020 Newsletter

WebAIM is celebrating 20 years of improving online accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

#WebAIM20th Fun Fact: WebAIM staff have provided on-site training in 43 states and in 15 countries. In addition, virtual trainings have reached many more worldwide.


WAVE 3.1 Release

We have made significant updates to the WAVE web accessibility evaluation tools.

WebAIM.org Site Updates

The following WebAIM articles have been updated and expanded:


WebAIM Virtual Training

Registration is now open for the WebAIM virtual web accessibility training to be held December 2-3.

Workshop: Create Accessible Documents in Word and PowerPoint

WebAIM is offering a pre-conference accessibility workshop during the Accessing Higher Ground conference on November 10th. Due to this year's virtual format, the enrollment fee for WebAIM's online document accessibility course will be waived for workshop attendees.


How to use HTML5 sectioning elements to create useful accessible landmarks

HTML5 sectioning elements can have a positive impact on the accessibility of web pages, but only if they are used correctly.

How screen readers navigate data tables

When a table is created using the appropriate HTML elements (or ARIA roles) screen readers can inform users about the characteristics of the table, and users have access to keyboard commands specifically for navigating tabular content.

Color choices that are accessible

Color is a foundational element in any creative work, but accessibility must be considered.

A Guide to Understanding What Makes a Typeface Accessible

Typefaces are the foundation of accessible visual reading experiences, so choosing a performant typeface that enhances legibility and readability is of paramount importance.

Accessible Web Animation: The WCAG on Animation Explained

It's true, web animation can be accessible! Sometimes it just takes a little extra effort to make sure that it is.

Outsider Leverage and Accessibility

Being an "outsider" to an organization's accessibility efforts can have a different kind of impact for accessibility.

Quick Tip: Device independent JavaScript events

Event handlers accompany existing HTML and are triggered by a browser or user event. To ensure that event handlers are accessible, use device independent event handlers which respond to both keyboard and mouse. Avoid use of onmouseover, onclick, or ondblclick events as these only trigger with mouse events.

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